Australian Republican Movement chairman Peter FitzSimons used Australia Day to renew calls for an Australian head of state.
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On the eve of Australia Day, the Australian Republican Movement has released a statement of support for an Australian head of state signed by all but one of the nation's premiers and chief ministers.
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Chairman of the Australian Republican Movement Peter FitzSimons at the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday.
As if he did not have enough problems, Joe Hockey has just created another one for himself and his colleagues. His agreement – announced by Peter FitzSimons, chair of the Australian Republican Movement…